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Between everything Mother Nature has handed the world lately and the 16th anniversary of 9/11 today, I feel that I should try my best to spread some extra happiness into the world this week. That being said I started off with a cute pic on my Instagram this morning and now I would like to share my Happiness Vase morning ritual with you.

What is a Happiness Vase you ask???

Well a majority of Creatives and/or Pinners (someone who loves Pinterest) have a Happiness Jar. As a collector of Vases I like to make the most use out of them therefore making my “Jar” a bit fancy! I mean why not? If you follow my Instagram Stories then you know exactly what I am talking about as I post my Happiness Vase many times throughout the week as it is part of my AM routine.

Last week on The Happy Workaholic Podcast I decided to share my story about how I struggle with depression. It is something that has become more frequent since being diagnosed with my NMO Disease and I thought the only way to help others is to share my story so I did and haven’t looked back! As scary as it may be…

Every morning when I wake up I choose happiness. However, sometimes that changes and not by choice. It is just something that I am living with these days. But that doesn’t mean I don’t try to fight it or try everything in my power to stay as positive as possible and strong for myself! For those of you who have ever experienced feelings like this then you know what I am talking about. If not, I explain it more on my recent podcast which you can listen to right here!

My morning tasks are the same every day. Make my bed, drink iced coffee, drink lemon water, fresh juice, make a deposit into my Happiness Vase, meditate, journal, prepare for the day etc. etc. I have always been a very scheduled person so this is a piece of cake for me. If you are not as scheduled and don’t have a routine I recommend trying it out as it is just one little thing that can bring a smile to your face. At least it does for me 🙂

Just do what works best for YOU! No need to worry about anyone else!

As discussed earlier I mentioned my Happiness Vase. Most start a project like this for the New Year! However, like the title of this blog post IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO CHOOSE HAPPINESS! So why not start now?

If you would like to get started on this happiness project today I have listed all of the steps for you below…

-Find a Jar, Vase or Box of some kind that you would like to use to create your little piece of happiness.

-Every day think of something that has made you happy.

-Write it down on a piece of paper.

-Make a deposit (your piece of paper) into your Happiness Jar daily.

-Read the messages you’ve previously deposited into the jar when life gets tough. This is sure to put a smile on your face 🙂

-On 12/31/17 empty it to see what incredible stuff came into your life in 2017.

-Save pieces of paper somewhere special.

-Start fresh on 1/1/18.

-Most importantly, be you and have fun!

And that is it my friends…

What do you do to create your own happiness? Let me know in the comments below.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and be sure to spread a little extra kindness and happiness into the world this month. Because we ALL need it!